Terms and Conditions
These terms and conditions outline the rules and regulations for the use of Hounds and Hearth's Website.
Hounds and Hearth is located at:PO Box 4292 Ashburn
20148 – VA , United States
The following terminology applies to these Terms and Conditions, Privacy Statement and Disclaimer Notice and any or all Agreements: “Client”, “You” and “Your” refers to you, the person accessing this website and accepting the Company’s terms and conditions. “The Company”, “Ourselves”, “We”, “Our” and “Us”, refers to our Company. “Party”, “Parties”, or “Us”, refers to both the Client and ourselves, or either the Client or ourselves. All terms refer to the offer, acceptance and consideration of payment necessary to undertake the process of our assistance to the Client in the most appropriate manner, whether by formal meetings of a fixed duration, or any other means, for the express purpose of meeting the Client’s needs in respect of provision of the Company’s stated services/products, in accordance with and subject to, prevailing law of United States. Any use of the above terminology or other words in the singular, plural, capitalisation and/or he/she or they, are taken as interchangeable and therefore as referring to same.
Services. Resources including, for example and without limitation, our blog, a social/professional networking platform for members, a technology platform for our courses, and other free or premium materials pertaining to our membership (collectively the “Services”).
Content. Content contains material including but not limited to, podcasts, videos, blog, course curriculum, training modules, photographs, software, text, graphics, images, audio recordings, and other material provided by or on behalf of Hounds and Hearth, LLC (collectively referred to as the “Content”). The Content may be owned by us or third parties. The Content is protected under both United States and foreign laws. Unauthorized use of the Content may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws.
Blog. The Site may contain blog, membership site, or other content publishing features which users of the Site may utilize to create posts or engage in discourse with other users that may be visible to and accessible by the general public, including, for example and without limitation, a blog, social/professional networking platforms, and member-to-member or user-to-user messaging (collectively the “Blog”).
Users. A User is anyone who uses the Site. For example, including and without limitation, Visitors, Registered Users, and/or Guest Contributors (collectively the “Users”, “You” and/or “Your”)
Visitors. Visitors, as the term implies, are people who do not register with us, but want to explore the Site. No login is required for Visitors. Visitors can: (i) view all publicly-available content on the Websites; and (ii) email us.
Registered Users. Registered Users can do all the things that Visitors can do, and: (i) purchase products and services through our Site; (ii) access exclusive content available only to Registered Users; (iii) create, access, manage, and update their own personal account on the Site; (iv) post comments and other content on the Site (collectively, “Registered User Content”); (v) sign up for our various programs; (vi) sign up for alerts and other notifications; and (vii) become part of the Hounds and Hearth community.
Guest Contributors. Guest Contributors are for example, including but not limited to, individuals or companies who share information through Hounds and Hearth. Guest Contributors may or may not be affiliates of Hounds and Hearth. A Guest Contributor is not an employee of Hounds and Hearth.
Users Under 18. We do not knowingly collect, by any means, personal information from persons under the age of thirteen (13) years. If you are thirteen (13) or older, but under the age of eighteen (18) and the age of majority in your jurisdiction, you may use the Site only with permission of your parent or legal guardian. Children under the age of thirteen (13) years may only use the Site with permission of their parent or legal guardian and may only access the Site’s members-only features after having a children’s user account created on their behalf by their parent or legal guardian. At this time, children under the age of thirteen (13) may not set up an account or use the members-only features.
Unless otherwise stated, Hounds and Hearth and/or it’s licensors own the intellectual property rights for all material on Hounds and Hearth. All intellectual property rights are reserved. You may view and/or print pages from https://houndsandhearth.teachable.com for your own personal use subject to restrictions set in these terms and conditions.
You must not:
- Republish material from https://houndsandhearth.teachable.com
- Sell, rent or sub-license material from https://houndsandhearth.teachable.com
- Reproduce, duplicate or copy material from https://houndsandhearth.teachable.com
- Redistribute content from Hounds and Hearth (unless content is specifically made for redistribution).
- This Agreement shall begin on the date hereof.
- Certain parts of this website offer the opportunity for users to post and exchange opinions, information, material and data (‘Comments’) in areas of the website. Hounds and Hearth does not screen, edit, publish or review Comments prior to their appearance on the website and Comments do not reflect the views or opinions of Hounds and Hearth, its agents or affiliates. Comments reflect the view and opinion of the person who posts such view or opinion. To the extent permitted by applicable laws Hounds and Hearth shall not be responsible or liable for the Comments or for any loss cost, liability, damages or expenses caused and or suffered as a result of any use of and/or posting of and/or appearance of the Comments on this website.
- Hounds and Hearth reserves the right to monitor all Comments and to remove any Comments which it considers in its absolute discretion to be inappropriate, offensive or otherwise in breach of these Terms and Conditions.
- You warrant and represent that:
- You are entitled to post the Comments on our website and have all necessary licenses and consents to do so;
- The Comments do not infringe any intellectual property right, including without limitation copyright, patent or trademark, or other proprietary right of any third party;
- The Comments do not contain any defamatory, libelous, offensive, indecent or otherwise unlawful material or material which is an invasion of privacy
- The Comments will not be used to solicit or promote business or custom or present commercial activities or unlawful activity.
- You hereby grant to Hounds and Hearth a non-exclusive royalty-free license to use, reproduce, edit and authorize others to use, reproduce and edit any of your Comments in any and all forms, formats or media.
No Unlawful or Prohibited Use of Intellectual Property
All content included as part of the Service, such as text, graphics, logos, images, as well as the compilation thereof, and any software used on the Site, is the property of Hounds and Hearth or its affiliates and is protected by copyright and other laws that protect intellectual property and proprietary rights. You agree to observe and abide by all copyright and other proprietary notices, legends or other restrictions contained in any such content and will not make any changes thereto.
You may not modify, publish, transmit, reverse engineer, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any way exploit any of the content, in whole or in part, found on the Site. Our content is not for resale. Your use of the Site does not entitle you to make any unauthorized use of any protected content, and, in particular, you may not delete or alter any proprietary rights or attribution notices in any content. You may use protected content solely for your personal, non-commercial use and will make no other use of the content without our express written permission and the consent of the copyright owner. You agree that you are not acquiring any ownership rights in any protected content by use of the Site. We do not grant you any licenses, express or implied, to our intellectual property or that of our licensors except as expressly authorized by these Terms.
Registered Users who have purchased any product or service, may download onto their own devices and view any Content contained in such purchased product or service for their own personal, non-commercial use. Other than as expressly set forth in the prior sentence, you have no other rights in or to the Content (other than your own Registered User Content that you post to the Site), and you will not use the Content except as permitted under this Agreement. No other use is permitted without the prior written consent of Hounds and Hearth. Hounds and Hearth retains all right, title, and interest, including all intellectual property rights, in and to the Content. You must retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the original Content. You may not sell, transfer, assign, license, sublicense, or modify the Content or reproduce, display, publicly perform, make a derivative version of, distribute, or otherwise use the Content in any way for any public or commercial purpose. The use or posting of the Content on any other website, social media page, or in a networked computer environment for any purpose is expressly prohibited.
If you violate any part of this Agreement, your permission to access and/or use the Content and the Site automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any copies you have made of the Content.
You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password, whether or not undertaken by you. You may not assign or otherwise transfer your account to any other person or entity. You acknowledge that we are not responsible for third party access to your account that results from theft or misappropriation of your account credentials or any computer or other device through which your account has or can be accessed. We and our associates reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to refuse or cancel service, terminate accounts, or remove or edit content published to the Site.
Each Sign-In Name and corresponding Password can be used by only one Registered User. Sharing your access credentials with others is a material breach of this Agreement.
Fees and Payments
As consideration for any purchase you make on the Site, you shall pay Hounds and Hearth all applicable fees and taxes. We (or our third-party payment processor) shall authorize your credit card, bank account, or other approved payment facility you provided during the registration process for the full payment of the fees and any applicable taxes, and you hereby consent to the same.
You must provide current, complete, and accurate billing and credit card information. You must promptly update all billing information (such as billing address, card number, and expiration date) to keep your account current, complete, and accurate, and you must promptly contact us if your credit card is lost or stolen, or if you become aware of a potential breach of account security (such as an unauthorized disclosure or use of your Sign-In Name or Password). You hereby authorize Hounds and Hearth to obtain or determine updated or replacement expiration dates for your credit card in the event that the credit card you provided us expires. We reserve the right to charge any renewal card issued to you to the same extent as the expired card. If payment is not received from your credit card issuer, you hereby agree to pay all amounts due upon demand. You agree to pay all costs of collection, including attorney’s fees and costs, on any outstanding balance. In certain instances, the issuer of your credit card may charge you a foreign transaction fee or related charges, which you will be responsible to pay. You are advised to check with your bank and credit card issuer for details.
If you purchase a subscription or other product with recurring charges, you may request to cancel any such products or services at any time after your first 12 months by using our online purchasing platform or, if cancellation cannot be achieved through use of our site, by submitting a written request to us via email or postal mail. For month-to-month or yearly subscriptions, your cancellations must be received prior to the scheduled renewal date. Each subscription will remain active until the end of the subscription period you paid for prior to your termination. Refunds for Services and pro-rated refunds for subscriptions terminated prior to their expiration may be available, subject to our Refund Policy.
Monthly memberships are a minimum 12 month commitment. Refunds are at our sole and absolute discretion and we reserve the right to either approve or deny your request for a refund based on such considerations as, for example and without limitation, whether we have made substantial progress in providing you with the purchased product or service at the time of your requested refund. In the event that we approve your request for a refund, your refund may be reduced by any costs, fees, or expenses already incurred by us pursuant to or in fulfillment of your order.
By purchasing Services from us, you agree to communicate with us within 30 days about any charges, fees, or other amounts invoiced to you which you believe are in error. You further agree not to seek a chargeback on any credit card payments already made to us. In the event that you initiate a chargeback, you agree that we may, in our sole and absolute discretion, impose a chargeback fee of $100 in addition to any amounts incurred by us in collecting those amounts charged back.
Reliance on Content
Digital Millennium Copyright Act
Hounds and Hearth respects the intellectual property rights of others and attempts to comply with all relevant laws. We will review all claims of copyright infringement received and remove any Content deemed to have been posted or distributed in violation of any such laws.
Our designated agent under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (the “Act”) for the receipt of any Notification of Claimed Infringement which may be given under that Act is as follows:
Hounds and Hearth, Inc.
P.O. BOX 4292
Ashburn, VA 20148
If you believe that your work has been copied on the Site in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide our agent with notice in accordance with the requirements of the Act, including (i) a description of the copyrighted work that has been infringed and the specific location on the Site where such work is located; (ii) a description of the location of the original or an authorized copy of the copyrighted work; (iii) your address, telephone number and email address; (iv) a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law; (v) a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf; and (vi) an electronic or physical signature of the owner of the copyright or the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest.
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Hounds and Hearth, its officers, directors, employees, agents, attorneys, and third party affiliates from and against any losses, costs, liabilities and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) relating to or arising out of your use of or inability to use the Site or Services, any Blog posts made by you, your violation of any terms of this Agreement, your violation of any rights of any third party, or your violation of any applicable laws, rules, or regulations. We reserve the right to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter subject to indemnification by you, in which event you agree to fully cooperate with us in asserting any available defenses.
The information, software, products, and services included in or available through the site may include inaccuracies or typographical errors or omissions. We are not responsible for any such typographical, technical, or pricing errors listed on the Site. Changes may be periodically added to the information herein. We may make improvements and/or changes to the Site at any time.
The Site and Content are provided on an “As Is” and “As Available” basis without any warranties of any kind, including that the Site will operate error-free or that the Site, server or the Content are free of computer viruses or similar contamination or destructive features.
The Site may contain information on products, services, and/or events, not all of which are available in every location. A reference to a product, service, and/or event on the site does not imply that such product or service is or will be available in all locations. We reserve the right to make changes, corrections, and/or improvements to the Site at any time without notice.
To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, in no event shall the Company or its affiliates be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, special, consequential damages or any damages whatsoever including, without limitation, damages for loss of use, data or profits, arising out of or in any way connected with the use or performance of the site, with the delay or inability to use the site or related services, the provision of or failure to provide Services, or for any information, software, products, services, and related graphics obtained through the site, or otherwise arising out of the use of the site, whether based on contract, tort, negligence, strict liability or otherwise, even if the Company or any of its affiliates have been advised of the possibility of damages.
In the event of any dispute between the Parties over the terms or subject matter of the Agreements, the Parties agree first to negotiate in good faith to seek a resolution to the disputed issue(s). In the event that such good faith negotiations fail to resolve the dispute, the Parties shall submit the issue to arbitration, to be governed by the rules and procedures of the American Arbitration Association (AAA), by making written request to the AAA, requesting arbitration and requesting appointment of between one (1) and three (3) arbitrators. The cost of any such arbitration, including, if applicable, the arbitrators’ costs and fees, shall be borne solely by the non-prevailing Party. Arbitration shall take place in the county in which Discloser’s principal place of business is located. The prevailing Party in arbitration shall further be entitled to an award of their costs and reasonable attorneys’ fees. The result of any arbitration shall be binding on all Parties and may be submitted to a court of competent jurisdiction and recorded as a judgment thereby. This requirement of arbitration is binding on the Parties, and all Parties agree that arbitration shall be the only means of formal dispute resolution available to them.
You acknowledge and agree that breach of this Agreement may cause irreparable harm to the Company , that the measure of that harm is uncertain and difficult to ascertain, and that the Company is entitled to seek injunctive or other equitable relief in addition to any damages resultant from breaches hereof. We may, without waiving any other remedies under this Agreement, seek from any court having jurisdiction any interim, equitable, provisional, or injunctive relief that is necessary to protect our rights and property pending the outcome of the arbitration referenced above. You hereby irrevocably and unconditionally consent to the personal and subject matter jurisdiction of the federal and state courts in the State of Virginia, Loudoun County for purposes of any such action by us.
Changes to Terms
If you have any queries regarding any of our terms, please contact us.
Hounds and Hearth, Inc.
P.O. BOX 4292
Ashburn, VA 20148